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We’re off to see skyfall

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I’m taking the Ferarri Higgins…

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If you ever wondered how many drugs you need to take for IVF.

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Fertility drugs

We recieved the fertility drugs Friday.  We’ve been busy over the last few weeks organising various tests, as we don’t quilify for IVF treatment under the NHS.

Quickly templates – update

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I emailed Didier Roche, the main developer of quickly. He offered some advice regarding how quickly works, and using that information I was able to build an ebook last evening. I’d made a bit of a school boy error, but the great thing was that I was able to see all the code that runs quickly.

Quickly templating.

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I have been experimenting with quickly recently – My plan was to develop an ebook packaging tool that would allow users to package ebooks for software centre.  I’ve been side tracked from that development as I had an idea – could I use quickly to create an ebook template?

The theory goes that yes – it should be possible to create an ebook template for quickly that authors should be able to use to test, and then upload their source books to launchpad.  This ties into my idea that content should be as revered as code.

Here’s where I’ve got to so far…

A new ebook can be created using the command :

quickly create ubuntu-ebook testbook

This creates a structure to store the ebook content.

I have been working on the quickly run command – which currently errors – but I have written a packaging script.

 

 

Anyway I had a go at trying to follow Didier Roche’s blog post instructions but I think it’s somewhat out of date.

I’ll keep plugging away at it, and update when I can.

 

 

What’s in my bag?

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This post is a set of show notes for an upcoming HPR episode – what’s in my bag.

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My Backpack

My Backpack

 My Backpack – note the HPR Badge – this is the bag I take to work every day.

My Acer Aspire netbook

This is a refurbed type unit I got from the Acer Direct.

My Kindle 2

My Kindle 2

This kindle was a birthday present from Rachel, last year.  She knows me so well :)Its loaded with a load of ebooks from the great folks at O’reilly.The case for this was from Tesco

My Car-pod ipod

My Car-pod ipod

When I upgraded cars the biggest disappointment for me was that going from a Kia Cee’d , where I could plug in USB keys with pod-casts on – I now no longer had a USB port in my SEAT.  Rachel bought this for me from CEX.  I’ve replaced the firmware with rockbox.

My newest iPod

My newest iPod

My newest iPod – this used to belong to my Rachel, but the screen has started to go – She looked at getting it repaired – pricey as it is out of the warranty period – so she got herself a new one (cue a long process of me transferring her songs to the new iPod :() and I acquired her old one.  I have replaced the Apple firmware with rockbox, and it works great under Linux.

My 2GB USB Key

My 2GB USB Key

This key contains nothing (at the moment) apart from a design for a leaving cake (Keep calm and Google it) and a file called ldlinux.sys, left over from the previous contents.

Google cake

Google cake

My Conference Folio

This is a pleather folio I picked up ages ago from I know now where – probably before Opal Telecoms was bought by TalkTalk.  Currently the old web address (www.opal.co.uk) seems to redirect to opal-solutions.com which seems to redirect to TalkTalk, only it actually doesn’t work.

My Folio Contents

I keep an Oxford pad (i like the paper) in here.

I keep an Oxford pad (i like the paper) in here.
   My Microsoft mouse was missing from my bag, as I had been using it with my Raspberry Pi – but it’s like this.

Watch “OggCamp – Interactive Documentary” on YouTube

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Hoo on Who Episode Randomiser V1.1

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Remember a post Mike made about the software being developed here in the bunker?

Mike spent a couple of days detailing the software architecture and utterly seemed to be going ok.

Fast forward 2 months and the software is still not ready. At OggCampAq gave an interesting lightning  talk at Oggcamp where he argued that too often software developers tie themselves up in design without something

Long story short . I have written it myself!!!! Mike continues his 0 – streak!!!!!

Yeah!!!!!!how’d you like them apples?

Time Lord Regeneration thoughts.

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Just watching Dr Who – Eleventh hour. Just had a thought… That bit where Anette Crosby was exclaiming “it’s you, you’re the raggedy doctor”… and I thought – yup… That makes sense – after all he did just regenerate, and all that regeneration energy burned up the interior of a type 40 capsule…

Despite all the destruction in the console, somehow all his clothes seemed fine – despite the fact that his whole body appears to be giving off that energy…

Here’s River’s regeneration from Let’s kill Hitler.

 

River's regeneration in 'Let's kill Hitler'

River’s regeneration in ‘Let’s kill Hitler’

Note how her arms are glowing suggesting that her whole body is emanating regeneration energy.  So if that level of energy can destroy a TARDIS console, room – shouldn’t it be destroying their clothes?  Come on Moffat – let’s have some realism in regenerations 😉 – Surely a Time Lord  / Lady should be naked when they regenerate1.

1 I understand that the damage to the Doctor’s clothes was probably due to the remodelling of the TARDIS, but why didn’t the TARDIS get remodelled when the 9th Doctor regenerated into the 10th Doctor2?

2 I also understand that there’s a special almost psychic bond between Time Lord and TARDIS, and this might go some way to explain the destruction that occurs (but shouldn’t it happen every time?)

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